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  • Emergency Preparedness Survey

    The Early Learning Division is working with a group to create a statewide Early Learning Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Plan for child care facilities. Emergency management personnel, early learning educators, and other disaster preparedness, tribal representatives, and agency staff have a goal to develop a plan that provides value to child care providers and stakeholders […]

  • ODE Seeking Director of Communications

    The Oregon Department of Education is seeking an innovative and dynamic executive to lead our Communication’s Office. This position is a Principal Executive/Manager F, full-time, and serves on the agency’s management team. The purpose of this position is to provide agency leadership with a comprehensive public affairs program.  To accomplish this, the Director of Communications oversees the […]

  • 2017-18 Preliminary Kindergarten Assessment Results

    2017-18 preliminary kindergarten assessment results show correlation with 3rd grade skills The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Early Learning Division (ELD) today jointly released results from the 2017-18 kindergarten assessment. This year, for the first time, there is a cohort of students who have taken both the kindergarten assessment and the 3rd grade […]

  • Oregon’s Infant Toddler State Self-Assessment is on the road!

    This assessment is intended to gather information about Oregon’s infants and toddlers and their families and the services and systems in place to support them; with the goal of putting action steps in place to strengthen supports and services. The team, a partnership between the Early Learning Division, the Oregon Health Authority and many community […]

  • A Visit to Tribal Head Start Programs – by Shawna Rodrigues

    There are nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon, and five of these tribes have federally grant funded Head Start classrooms as part of their services for children and families. The unique government-to-government relationship that accompanies these grants means there is a specific Region (referred to as Region 11) that supports this work. Tribes also have […]

  • Community Action Helps Mom Start Child Care Center

    Child Care Resource and Referral from Community Action in Hillsboro recently received a letter of appreciation from Norma, a working mom who successfully started a child care business in 2012. She took advantage of classes and guidance offered through Community Action and became registered and licensed. Norma used what she learned to turn the first […]